Swaraj Engines (SEL) was set up by the Punjab government’s industrial development arm in 1986, in technical and financial collaboration with Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd (KOEL). It was set up to manufacture diesel engines for sole supply for “Swaraj” brand of tractors
manufactured by Punjab Tractors (PTL). After several rounds of ownership changes, both PTL and Swaraj Engines are now controlled by India’s largest tractors company, Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M).
Swaraj Engines (SEL) manufactures 20-50 horsepower (HP) engines for “Swaraj” tractors division of Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (M&M). Besides, it also supplies hi-tech engine components to SML Isuzu Ltd for assembly of commercial vehicle engines; however this division’s contribution to the turnover is very low at about 4-5%.